This week sees one of the year’s greatest British sporting events, Glorious Goodwood. Every year horses, trainers, owners and jockeys from all corners of the world over gather for a week of flat racing.
Goodwood race course with its undulating grass track, is set high up in the Sussex hills surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery our country has to offer. King Edward V11th famously referred to Glorious Goodwood as a garden party with racing tacked on, and that about sums it up. It’s an annual event which gives one the perfect excuse to get dressed up and join ones fellow Goodwood enthusiasts in the bars and under the sunshades drinking Pimms and Gin and commenting on the hats and dresses so perfectly displayed.
I go every year, and yesterday I joined a group of friends and my daughter Rachel, and we made our annual pilgrimage in the luxury of our stretched limo, and treated ourselves to passes into the exclusive Gordon Enclosure. But if you are hoping to see some pictures of horses you may be disappointed! I’ve posted those in previous years. This time I thought I’d people watch, and that’s exactly what I did. So, grab yourself a glass of something summery and join me, do!